Shortly after photographs and information of the incident, reported first by TOI on September 18, unfold like wildfire, the UP authorities suspended the sports activities officer of Saharanpur, Animesh Saxena, and ordered an inquiry in opposition to him. The contractor, who was given accountability for cooking the meals and serving it to the gamers, was blacklisted.
That is completely unacceptable. Strict motion needs to be taken in opposition to these chargeable for the incident, which solely underlines how shabbily sports activities and sportspersons are handled on this nation. Hardly shocking, although, when India’s prime footballer is nudged apart by senior politicians to allow them to occupy centre-stage whereas posing for pictures after the Durand Cup.
The incident drew sharp condemnation from a number of politicians, together with BJP’s Pilibhit MP Varun Gandhi and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal amongst a number of others. Union sports activities minister Anurag Thakur mentioned he has directed “strict motion” within the matter.
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Varun Gandhi tweeted, “Is the success of Indian sportspersons regardless of the system slightly than as a result of it? This always disrespectful behaviour is a superb disgrace for our nation.”
Delhi CM Kejriwal mentioned, “If that is how we deal with our sportspersons, how will India win Olympic golds? How will India change into #1 in sports activities?”
The viral video confirmed athletes who took half within the sub-junior ladies’ kabaddi match at Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar Stadium in Saharanpur being served rice from a plate on the ground of a rest room. The sports activities division had organised the match on the stadium from September 16 to 18. Over 200 gamers from 17 groups throughout 16 divisions of the state took half within the competitors.
Further chief secretary (sports activities) Navneet Sehgal mentioned, “The probe into the matter has been handed over to the district Justice of the Peace of Saharanpur. A particular adversarial entry will even be made in opposition to the workers engaged in serving the meals.”
He added, “Any kind of laxity in offering services to gamers is not going to be tolerated. Directions have been issued to all district sports activities officers on this regard.”
Deputy director of the UP sports activities division, RP Singh, has been nominated because the inquiry officer for the disciplinary proceedings instituted in opposition to suspended sports activities officer Saxena. Singh has been instructed to finish the inquiry inside a month and submit a report.
In the meantime, DM Akhilesh Singh claimed that the district sports activities officer “didn’t inform” the administration in regards to the state-level match.
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